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Robinson Raven 44 and Alouette III
(On left) a Sterling silver model of a Robinson R44 Raven helicopter by the established London silversmiths MP Levene Ltd. With stylised detailing and distinctive two blade rotor and skid landing gear, and bearing makers marks and hallmarks for 2000. The Raven R44, designed by Frank Robinson, first flew in March 1990 and has attracted a host of celebrity owners including Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay and Top Gear’s Richard Hammond.
Length overall: 14 inches (36 cm).
Price Code: SOLD
A highly unusual polished hardwood and gilded metal desk model of an Alouette III helicopter, the main body in hardwood with carved window details, with gilded wheels and rear rotor detailing, with a removable main rotor blade in silver-plate and all set on a hardwood base. French, circa 1960s.
Length overall: 15 inches (38 cm).
The Alouette III was a French manufactured, single-engine, light utility helicopter developed by Sud Aviation and was first introduced in 1960.
Price Code: ££